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J.J. Abrams and crew say thanks from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just under a year, and in a new video J.J. Abrams and the crew (and a wookie) give us our latest look at the sets and making of the production itself. It's part of the closing efforts of Star Wars: Force for Change, a charity effort launched earlier this year. Run by Omaze, the fundraiser let people donate money towards UNICEF's Innovation Labs Kickstarter-style, earning various rewards based on what they contributed — all with a chance towards winning a role in Abrams' Star Wars sequel itself.

While the video doesn't provide as many revelations as the movie's first teaser trailer, it still asks plenty of questions — like, "What is that glowing red set the camera crew is dollying around?" or, "Why is there a gigantic clapboard?" Or perhaps most importantly, "Is that really how R2-D2 says 'Thank you very much?'"